Accounting Manager

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Employment Type
Direct Hire
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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Seeking a Senior Accountant for a company in the defense industry.  

  • Assists the Director of Finance and Accounting with ensuring and enforcing that the Company's accounting policies, systems and processes are in compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). 
  • Prepares interim consolidated financial statements as required.
  • Supports the annual financial audit and annual tax return preparation process, preparing requested information.
  • Supports acquisition and/or major transaction accounting requirements.
  • Manages month- and year-end close, accounts receivable and general ledger.
  • Prepares, reviews, analyzes and ensures the timely and accurate delivery of periodic financial statements and reports; ensures that the reported results are complete and in compliance with GAAP.
  • Prepares, reconciles and maintains subsidiary ledgers.
  • Reviews, analyzes and reconciles accounting transactions and performs variance analysis.
  • Records recurring accounting transactions in the general ledger and performs ongoing general ledger maintenance.
  • Prepares customer billings and performs accounts receivable collections.
  • Performs research of accounting treatment of transactions.
  • Prepares information in support of quarterly Board of Directors meetings.
  • Establishes internal controls and guidelines for accounting transactions.
  • Oversees preparation of business activity reports.
  • Assesses current practices and procedures and presents recommendations to management for improvements.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state and federal government requirements.
  • Prepares numerous ad hoc reports and performs other tasks as requested in support of the Director of Finance and Accounting.


  • Bachelor's degree in accounting.
  • 10 years of progressive experience in corporate accounting.
  • CPA license a plus. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced knowledge in Excel and QuickBooks or similar accounting application.
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data.
  • Federal government contracting experience preferred.
  • Experience with working with multiple legal entities preferred.
  • Ability to direct and supervise.
  • Thorough working knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting requirements and laws and regulations.
  • Valid driver’s license required.  
  • Working knowledge of Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) compliance regulations a plus. 
  • High attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong research, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task.

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